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>> ENTER TODAY: 2021 GRAY Awards Design Competition

Standard entry deadline: Aug. 27 | Late entry deadline: midnight, Sept. 8

living room in 1970s inspired decor, orange wallpaper, orange sectional, mod wall sconce, round coffee tables

GRAY Awards is an international design competition to recognize the incredible work happening around the world in the fields of ARCHITECTURE, INTERIORS, LANDSCAPE, PRODUCT DESIGN, and FASHION.

Winners are selected by an esteemed panel of international design luminaries who, together with GRAY and the design community, will toast to the most exciting ideas in design today.

The distinguished GRAY Awards winners will be revealed during the GRAY Awards black tie party held in Seattle, Washington, this December (pending health regulations) and in a video presentation. Winners will receive a custom-designed trophy, handcrafted exclusively for GRAY Awards for Internationally acclaimed glass artist John Hogan, and will be featured in GRAY magazine’s high-profile 'Legends' issue.

Entrants around the world can submit their projects until September 8, 2021, to be considered. Reduced pricing offered through August 27, 2021. Details at


portraits of architects and designers

From left:

Jonathan Adler - Founder, Jonathan Adler

Gabriele Chiave - Creative Director, Marcel Wanders

Kathryn Gustafson - Founding Principal, Gustafson, Guthrie, Nichol, and Gustafson, Porter + Bowman

India Mahdavi - Founder, India Mahdavi

Thom Mayne - Founding Partner, Morphosis

Brigette Romanek - Founder, Romanek Design Studio


Architecture, commercial

Architecture, residential

Interior Design, commercial

Interior Design, residential

Landscape Design, commercial

Landscape Design, residential

Product Design, lighting/furniture

Product Design, other

Fashion, apparel/shoes/accessories

Wild Card, open category, realized or conceptual

Student, open category, realized or conceptual


Design for Good The Legacy Award, dedicated exclusively to an architect or designer based in the Pacific Northwest, nominations encouraged


Reduced entry fee deadline: August 27, 2021

Entry portal closes: Sept. 8, 2021, midnight PT

Finalists announced: October 10, 2021 GRAY Awards Party: December 8, 2021*

Thank you to our sponsors and partners for making this event possible:

*Details, ticket price, and capacity are contingent on the status of the pandemic at the time of the event. Capacity will be limited and tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Finalists of the 2021 GRAY Awards will be granted early access to purchase tickets.


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